A friend and I decided to head out for a hike today. Actually, it was all her idea.
We've been trying to be more creative with our get togethers, instead of just meeting somewhere for a meal. Not that food, at least for me, ever gets old.
The Northwest, in general, is known for all its outdoor activities. And my little corner is no exception.
We took off for Fragrance Lake. It's a short hike, just over 4 miles round-trip, which included a detour to a lookout spot. It took us a little less than 2.5 hours, but we also stopped for picture taking, snacking, and just to enjoy our surroundings.
We also lucked out on the weather. This time of year tends to be dark and rainy. That's pretty much the definition of a Northwest winter.
But this afternoon was mostly clear and not too cold, with a little fog thrown in to make the forest that much prettier.
I'm pretty sure we'll be headed out again soon. Hopefully next weekend if the weather is decent enough.
I actually managed to drag out my camera and take a few pictures. Here are my favorites from the day: